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A big and overlooked flaw with health tech: Patients hate going to the doctor

Jul 22, 2018 , CNBC Health
"This gap is what makes digital health a funnel or a stopgap rather than a revolution," experts...
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Pharma Companies Try To Shift Blame To Drug Dealers, Websites As Real Culprits Of Opioid Epidemic

Jul 21, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Endo International Plc and Mallinckrodt Plc are arguing that if they're added onto lawsuits for their role in the opioid crisis, they “are entitled to contribution from the illegal supply chain defendants." News on the crisis comes out of Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, as...
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Parsing Policy: Trump’s Set On Destroying ACA Even Though It’s Helped Tens Of Millions; Work Requirements Won’t Work

Jul 20, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers express views on issues related to the health...
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Electric scooters on collision course with pedestrians and lawmakers

Jul 19, 2018 , CNBC Health
The electric rideable phenomenon is very new but growing rapidly, so the need for research on electric rideables is as urgent as the need for action, a Professorial Fellow presents his evidence in The...
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In Disputes Over Fertilized Eggs, Courts Often Rule For Party Who Wants Them Destroyed. Arizona Law May Change That.

Jul 19, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Previous rulings have mostly come down on the side of the person who does not want to have the baby, with the idea that no one should be forced to become a parent. But new legislation in Arizona favors the party who intends to help the fertilized eggs “develop to...
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Less Than Half Of Schools Across Country Test For Lead, But 37 Percent Of Those That Do Show Elevated Levels

Jul 19, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
There's currently no federal law for schools to test for lead. In other public health news: an Alzheimer's test, chronic brain injuries, gene-editing, aspirin, vaping, sleep and...
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Update the Stark law now, HHS and providers tell Congress

Jul 19, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Providers and a top HHS official Tuesday urged Congress to loosen the Stark law's restrictions. The move to value-based care models could be undermined if the 30-year-old law isn't...
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White House Cautions Lawmakers Against Raising Spending Caps To Accommodate Popular Veterans Health Program

Jul 19, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
In other news on veterans health care, a new top health official is named at Veterans Affairs but only temporarily, and the Kansas medical board revokes the license of a former VA...
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France needs 'food safety police' to avoid new Lactalis crisis: report

Jul 19, 2018 , Reuters
France should appoint a "food safety police" and increase fines on those who sell contaminated products to avoid a repeat of the salmonella outbreak at a Lactalis milk factory last year that led to dozens of babies falling ill, lawmakers said....
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State Highlights: Single-Payer Could Cost Maryland $24B A Year; Red-Flag, Waiting Period Gun Bills Signed Into Law By Illinois Governor

Jul 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Maryland, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, California, New Hampshire, Connecticut, North Carolina, Colorado and...
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Colorado leads, Massachusetts lags on state telemedicine laws, reimbursement

Jul 18, 2018 jonah.comstock@mobihealthnews.com (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
Last week’s announcement of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ new fee schedule could mean a big increase in the amount of care given via telemedicine that’s reimbursed by Medicare. But for its state-funded cousin Medicaid, the availability of telemedicine services varies greatly based on where you...
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4 takeaway questions as the Senate looks at healthcare costs

Jul 18, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee held its second hearing on healthcare spending Tuesday, with lawmakers and witnesses trying to drill down on big questions that could lead to concrete health...
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Now is the time to update Stark law, HHS, providers tell Congress

Jul 18, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Providers and HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan urged Congress to loosen restrictions around Stark law. They say efforts to move doctors from fee-for-service to value based care models could be undermined if changes to the 30-year old law aren't...
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Texas fetal tissue burial law on trial at U.S. court

Jul 17, 2018 , Reuters
A court hearing on a Texas law requiring the burial or cremation of aborted fetal tissue opened on Monday with the state arguing the requirement was a matter of dignity, while abortion providers called it unnecessary and aimed at impeding clinic operations....
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Illinois employee benefit company files suit against Teladoc for overcharges, tortious interference

Jul 15, 2018 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Key Benefit Administrators (KBA), an Illinois-based administrator of self-funded employee welfare benefit plans for enterprises, has brought a lawsuit against Teladoc alleging a breach in obligations, pecuniary loss, defamation, and tortious interference all stemming from $450,000 in overcharges. In a statement to MobiHealthNews, Teladoc said that it was “optimistic” that this dispute could be resolved, and suggested that the suit could potentially be settled out of...
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Viewpoints: Kavanaugh’s Speech To Heritage Foundation Spells Doom For Health Law; Dr. Gawande Is Exactly Right CEO To Cure Health Care Ills

Jul 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers focus on issues impacting the health law and other health...
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Lumiata's CEO, EverlyWell's chief technical officer, and other digital health hires

Jul 14, 2018 jonah.comstock@himssmedia.com (MobiHealthNews), Mobile Health News
Lumiata has tapped Dilawar Syed as its newly appointed CEO. Syed comes most recently from a president position at the cloud-based software company Freshworks, and before that served as CEO of Yonja Media Group as well as head of platform operations at...
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July 16-20: Congress to Examine Stark Law Modifications; Verma Pledges Changes

Jul 14, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
July 12—As Congress gears up to examine statutory changes to the Stark Law next week, the Trump administration is planning to implement changes on an administrative basis....
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White House Suggests Congress Pass Federal Work Requirement Law For Medicaid Beneficiaries

Jul 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The proposal comes just weeks after a federal judge struck down Kentucky's push to impose such standards on its Medicaid...
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J&J vows to overturn $4.7 billion talc verdict but experts see hurdles

Jul 14, 2018 , Reuters
Johnson & Johnson has vowed to appeal a $4.7 billion verdict awarded to 22 women who claim asbestos-contaminated talc in the company's products gave them ovarian cancer by arguing the plaintiffs' science was flawed and the case should not have been heard in Missouri....
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